DPAC/DGG meet Wednesday

Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee (DPAC), and the Derwenthorpe Governing Group (DGG) will meet on Wednesday 22 July 2020, at 6pm, and 7:15pm respectively. Both are public meetings, and will be held on Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend (subject to Zoom’s 100 device limit).

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 975 1685 0971
Passcode: 374767

Download these calendar files to add the meeting to your calendar. The Zoom link is in the calendar files, for your convenience. If you have trouble with these files, please email before Wednesday.

DPAC papers are available on Dropbox.

DGG papers are also available on Dropbox.

The Zoom meeting will run on for both meetings, so you won’t need to find a new link for the DGG meeting.

When you join the meeting, you will be muted. If you wish to ask a question, please do so in the meeting’s text chat.

[Updated to add meeting papers]

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Nature group work sessions

Our next sessions will be on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th January, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm, meeting outside the energy centre. This time we’ll be helping the gardening team with planting potted bamboo plants to help screen the blue compound fence around what will be the central square area. You’re invited to join in for as long or as little as you want, and everyone is very welcome. If you come along later and in the unlikely event you can’t find us, please phone the number on the poster that will be in the window of the energy centre. Bring a spade if you have one – if you don’t have, can’t borrow one, but want to help, let me know and we’ll sort something out. Please wear appropriate footwear, maybe wellies if you have them.

For more information about this, or the nature group in general, please contact Wendy by emailing

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All Residents Meeting, tomorrow.

As advertised in LotsOn, we have an All Residents’ Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 19 January at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom, due to current levels of COVID.

We’ve updated our ARMs page, with the Agenda, Zoom link, and future meeting dates.

This meeting will have a round of quick updates from the many groups that we now have, and more detailed updates on Central Square, duck islands, our covenants, anti-social behaviour, and the new table tennis table.

Extensions and loft conversions.

While we’re here, we’d also like to mention an update to our page on planning. If you’re considering a loft conversion or an extension, you can now find Derwenthorpe examples in the planning archives.


Waste collection changes

You can get your 2022 waste collection calendar from

Put your postcode in, then select your address. Be patient, it can take ten seconds to load your information, maybe more. You’ll see your next collection dates for household waste, recycling, and garden waste. Just under your address, you can see a link to view your waste and recycling calendar, in a printable format. Fits quite nicely in landscape A4, but you may not want it that large.

Changes to collections.

City of York Council has made some changes to waste collections in the last year or so. They were summarised on the Council’s web site: no longer available there, but archived at

Briefly, they’re like this:

  • no changes to collection frequency, due to pending legislation,
  • extended season for green waste collections (so, more of them),
  • you can now mix glass, cans and plastics (but not paper); so you only need two boxes, though you can use more if you need to.

Missed collections

You can check for known problems with waste collection. If your street is listed on the relevant day, it will say what to do. If there are no known issues, report the problem.

What I recycle, and where?

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Aglow 2021 Trail Map

Here is the Trail Map for Derwenthorpe Aglow 2021. We’ve had a marvellous response and throughout December you will be able to see beautiful, creative art works in the front windows of over 50 homes around the estate.

Do join us if you are able on Friday 3rd December between 16:30 and 17:30 at the Energy Centre (SSC) for some mulled wine and mince pies. If you are are unable to download the attached file and print your own trail map, there will be some available on Friday evening. Also, during December, maps can be found outside John Pugh’s, 25 St Aelreds Mews, and Ley Eiloart’s, 61 Lotherington Mews.

Happy viewing and Happy Christmas to you all.

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Nature group work sessions

Our next sessions will be on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th November, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. On Wednesday and Thursday we’ll be helping to replant the sensory garden on the oak tree LAP. On Friday we’ll be sowing wildflower seeds around the estate. Staff from St Nicks will be coming along to help us, Adam and the JRHT gardening team. We meet at the energy centre at 10.00 am, or pop along later if you can’t make that time. Everyone is welcome to come along for as little, as long, as often as you want ~ every little helps! Hand trowels and forks, and small forks and spade will be useful if you have them, and please wear gloves.

For more information about this, or about the nature group in general, please contact Wendy by emailing


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Going Electric – Issues For Derwenthorpe

Of course, we all know that the greenest form of transport for those who are able to do it, is walking. Or cycling. Or buses.  But many if not most Derwenthorpe residents still feel that they need access to a car, and some are thinking about a switch to an electric car. While at first sight this is a costly choice, a combination of leasing and reduced running costs may make it a possible choice for more and more of us.  One reason why people don’t make the switch is the problem of charging, particularly for residents without off-street parking. 

It seems like a good time, then, to get together with some experts – including experts by experience (i.e. residents who already own electric cars) – to chat about the issues involved, and to ask and get answers to questions about all this.  JRHT will also be represented, so we should also be able to get a sense of its views on charging. We are hoping that it won’t be an evening full of jargon and technical stuff, but will be understandable to everyone. Please, if you’re interested and can find the time, join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss this at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st December

This is the Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 821 2045 0901
Passcode: 949332

‘Doors will open’ at around 7.20pm. Hope to see you there!

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Nature group work sessions

We’ll be out and about again with the JRHT gardening team on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October, from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm, meeting at the energy centre. This time we’ll be helping with some more nature-based tasks. On Wednesday, we’ll be mulching some of our lovely trees on Stephenson and Lotherington. We’ll be helping with and learning about hedge management for wildlife along the hedge on St Aelreds Mews on Seebohm on Thursday. And on Friday, we’ll be helping with the management of the buddleia around Lotherington pond, which is important for butterflies and moths. If you have secateurs, loppers, and hand trowels and forks, then bring them along, though the gardening team will have some spares. Wear gloves, and a kneeler might be useful.

Everyone is welcome! Drop in for as long, as little, as often as you want. You’ll find a phone number in the window of the energy centre ~ if you come along later and can’t find us, just phone. Or for any more information about this or the nature group in general, please contact Wendy by emailing


Youth activity day

JRHT and North Yorkshire Police are hosting a free activity day in Derwenthorpe for young people aged 10 to 15 on Tuesday 26 October.

Young people will be able to try out a range of activities, including football, boxing, multi-sports and Halloween crafting. Light refreshments are included.

⌚ 11am – 3pm, Tuesday 26 October

👩🏿‍‍👩🏼Young people, aged 10-15.

Younger children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult.

🏠 Super Sustainable Centre, Derwenthorpe


  • 11am-12pm – Football with North Yorkshire Police
  • 11am – 2.30pm – Halloween crafts
  • 12-1pm – Boxing with Legions Gym
  • 12.30-2pm- Blow-up assault course and multi-sports, with York City Knights 🏈
  • Anytime – Sports

The event is completely free and there is no need to book, just drop in. We hope to see you there!

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Aglow 2021

Derwenthorpe Aglow lights up the windows on the estate with illuminated seasonal pictures. Here are some samples from last year:

Everyone is welcome to participate; just follow these simple instructions

  1. Register your interest: please email your name and address to John Pugh on or phone 07462 592833. We need your address so we can make a trail map that people can follow to see your artwork.
  2. Learn how: if this is your first Aglow click this link for a couple of short “How To” videos.
  3. Collect a pack: we have free starter packs (card and tissue paper) available from 1st November courtesy of the DRA. Contact John to arrange a time and collect your starter pack from John’s at 25 St Aelreds Mews.
  4. Get creative: create a card and tissue paper artwork and display it in your front window during December (from 1st to 30th)
  5. Pick up a map: join us if you can on Friday 3rd December between 4:30 and 5:30 pm at the SSC for a launch event, with refreshments, and to collect your own copy of the trail map. If you miss this event trail maps will be available online on the DRA website and on the chair outside John’s and also outside Ley Eiloart’s at 61 Lotherington Mews.

All Residents Meeting

A reminder that the next All Residents Meeting is on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 7:30pm. It will be on Zoom, because the capacity of the Energy Centre meeting room is currently limited for COVID safety reasons. Check back on the day, at for a Zoom link.


  1. Welcome and apologies for absence.
  2. Minutes of last meeting (the ARM), accuracy and matters arising.
  3. Anti-social behaviour.
  4. Reports from DGG, ABC:D, Nature Group, CAN, core team, liaison group (including JRHT’s schedule of works on site), and HEAT group.
  5. Any other business (please advise the chair before the start of the meeting).